Who are the top football players from each Savannah-area high school in the 21st century?


Savannah has always had the reputation as a basketball town, but in recent years the Hostess City has become a hotbed for football talent.

With that in mind, we decided to take a look at who we think are the best players to come out of the high school programs in the Greater Savannah area since 2000. Most of the selections are players who went on to star in college, and even in the NFL, although there are a number of players from the last few years who are poised to make their mark at the next level.

Here’s our list, let us know on social media which players you think should be mentioned when it comes to the best in the Savannah area since the year 2000.

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Richmond Hill — Nick Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald earned region Player of the Year honors as a senior at Richmond Hill and went on to become a star quarterback at Mississippi State. He finished his college career as the all-time leading rusher among quarterbacks in SEC history with 3,607 yards rushing.

South Effingham — Josh Mercer

Mercer was named the Savannah Morning News Offensive Player of the Year in 2012 when he rushed for 1,479 yards and scored 29 touchdowns as he helped the Mustangs to their deepest playoff run in school history to the state quarterfinals. He signed to play at North Carolina State and finished his playing career at Missouri Southern.

Effingham County — Paul Carrington

The 6-foot-8, 225-pound defensive lineman graduated from Effingham County in 2001 and signed to play at UCF, where he was a star for…

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Author : Savannah Morning News

Publish date : 2024-01-04 09:07:26

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